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Plenty of Thanks And Giving In Pottawatomie County

 

November 22, 2018

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Randy Gilbert fills the gravy bowl at last years Thanksgiving Dinner while volunteers stand ready to serve the guest.

"It's amazing – you come up with an idea, and next thing you know it's 13 years later."

Randy Gilbert still can't believe that the idea for a community Thanksgiving dinner became such a big deal. When he and his wife Suzanne, along with a few friends, came up with the idea, they had no idea what to expect. They prepared for about 100 people that first year, and nearly ran out of food.

Last year, the free dinner at Tecumseh City Hall drew more than 700 people, with another 100 or so takeouts...



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